Conference Preview

Posted On: 07/22/21 7:09 AM

Summer isn’t over. But tournaments are winding down. A lot of action has taken place, and a lot of development has occurred.

Here are a few wings from bigger schools who have turned heads this summer (in alphabetical order):

Ketraleus Aldridge, 6-foot-4 forward, 2023, KC United, Highland Park HS:

Aldridge showed that he’s going to push hard for playing time this fall. The Scots graduate some seniors, and opportunity is knocking. Aldridge is a very explosive player, who goes hard to the rim and finishes with authority. For his size, he is a smooth ball handler on the perimeter who can cross over a defender and blow into the lane. He shoots a reliable pull-up jumper. His athleticism could lead to big things at the defensive end too.

DeAngelo Dawkins, 6-foot-3 forward, 2023, Perry Ellis 34, Life Prep HS:

Not technically a 'big school' guy, but at a developmental program in the city, Dawkins put up nice numbers as a sophomore. But he’s demonstrating this summer that he could be a dynamic player ready to carry a bigger load. He maneuvers in the lane and gets shots off with his long reach and springiness. Dawkins plays like a post, but

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